[amsat-bb] Re: My thoughts as somone pretty new to AMSAT

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 1 17:31:31 PDT 2009

Being someone who has been a member of AMSAT since the 2nd month of the formation of the group I can say that I definitely agree with N0FJP:

A couple of times recently I have tried to volunteer and, frankly, the website does not take the information.  Also, there is quite a bit of information that is definitely outdated.

I am quite aware that a basically volunteer organization is at the mercy of the members and, generally, there are only a very few members who are willing to put forth any real effort.  However, for an organization to really last there has to be someone to take control of the various functions.  Unfortunately, the website seems not to be very high on anyone's priority list.

Glen, K9STH
AMSAT 239/LM 463

Website:  http://k9sth.com

--- On Tue, 9/1/09, racer5039 <racer5039 at q.com> wrote:

I am pretty new to AMSAT so I can't speak to the what and why of the B.O.D. or the operation of AMSAT. What I will speak of is what I found when I  first started looking at the AMSAT site. First thing I found was a lot of the information was very old and out of date. As someone new to the mode I really thought hard if I wanted to send money to an org. or CORP. that wasn't keeping things up to date. With the said. I would also like to offer some thoughts. My JA friends may look at this as I do. If there are parts of the web site that take up too much time or effort to keep up, It is "Mooda", waste. Remove it so that it isn't giving the new onlooker the wrong idea of what to expect. I fully understand that to run something like AMSAT take's a lot of time. But you must also think of the image that old, out of date, data sends to other like me. There are a lot of things on the web site that are no longer of use to the here and now. If I have thrown myself
 under the bus, so be it. I only speak of what I know.


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